Nero's Cafe Italian Cuisine

(904) 743-3141

3607 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL | Directions   32277

30.364409 -81.606955

Open Hours

Mon. - Tue., Fri. - Sat. 4pm - 9:30pm;Wed. - Thu., Sun. 12am - 9pm

Restaurants, $$, Carry Out  more

More Tags: Family Style Dining, Group Dining

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Payment Methods: American Express, Debit Card, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: University Park, Greater Arlington

Sicilian Shrimp Scampi, Crab Cake, Clams or Mussels Posillipo, Stuffed Mushrooms, Fritto Di Calamari w/ Zucchini, Fritto Di Mozzarella, 2 Meatballs, 2 Sausages, Bruschetta, Garlic Bread Parmigiana... more

Reviews for Nero's Cafe Italian Cuisine

6 months ago

Nero's is a really nice and friendly restaurant. While I prefer a sweeter tomato based sauce, the food is overall pretty good and you never feel rushed. Great service. Recommended.

Doesn't Recommend
7 months ago

I spent $30 on 2 strombolis with 3 toppings: 2 meats and mushrooms. Both strombolis were filled with CANNED mushrooms. Not ordinary grocery store canned mushrooms either, these were extremely tough (rubbery) and completely inedible. We ordered both strombolis to go to feed our entire family who were over for the evening and everyone ended up picking them off and being left with mostly just pizza dough and maybe 1/8 cup of meat in all for both.

I called the manager on duty, and she informed me that the only thing that could be done was that both strombolis could be remade IF we brought back both whole strombolis. I told her repeatedly that everyone (including the children) were already eating it. I finally told her on the phone that I would bring back the all the picked off mushrooms. She agreed to remake them.

When I got to the restaurant she told me she could not give me the ALREADY COOKED strombolis. She told me they always used canned mushrooms and customers have to request fresh ingredients. She proceeded to call the owner, Lenny, and he said he would only refund the $4 for the mushrooms.

Don't choose Nero's if you expect a fresh, enjoyable meal or decent customer service or you will surely leave as frustrated and upset as I am. Italian restaurants are abundant in Jacksonville- take my word for it and choose another one.

over a year ago

hats off! – Ive had an excellent time everytime I have visited Nero's.: might compare to Buca di Bepo but much more convenient to my home and less expensive too! I love the salad's, pizza's, calzone's a lover's plate and fish plates. Nero's is one of the little jewels that made me happy I moved to Jacksonville and found a decent place to eat. I am eating there tonight with my in laws, so excited. It is a real local treat. There is so much to choose from on a menu that will delight everyone.

over a year ago

Almost like home – I've been living in the area for about a year now. And my apts gave me a gift certificate for you all. I can only say good things about you because my family and I had a great time at your restaurant. It almost felt like home away from home. So, please, keep the good work up because this is our new "spot".

over a year ago

Good variety. – I live right around the corner from Nero's (in the nice part of Arlington, as I like to say) so I end up eating there quite frequently. And whether I'm ordering pizza to go or dining in on a mid-week date night I'm always greeted with great service. The wait staff at Nero's is particularly nice, everyone is friendly and always patient. The food, however good, isn't great. Sometimes, the pizza is too dry and sometimes the pasta too bland but for the price it's always a good experience. And, the house wine is sensational! So, if you're looking for a fancy Italian restaurant for a special occasion this may not be the right place. If you're looking for a great midweek meal in a friendly atmosphere, though, Nero's is the way to go!

over a year ago

More than just pizza – Tonight I took my four children, ages 6-16, for a real dinner at Nero's. Normally, we are stopping to pick up pizza on the run during the week. Do you know about their buy one get one on Tuesdays and Thursdays? The service was excellent. The wait was minimal for our dinner, just long enough for us to square away everyone's plans for the week. The food was plentiful and delicious. Feeding four children at one location has always been a problem. Not tonight. Everyone was excited about the variety in the menu and each found exactly what they wanted. The prices are very fair and it certainly should be considered a family option. A children's menu was provided with each entry costing $4. The parking lot is well lit and plentiful and the neighborhood is extremely safe. Nero's should be commended for staying put as an independent business within a neighborhood instead of jumping in to a big, box plaza. The restaurant was clean as were the restrooms...four kids, remember, we checked them out!! Highly recommended is the manicotti florentine.

over a year ago

Nice family restaurant – Arlington- esp this end of University- is not an area "known for murders" any more so than anywhere else in Jax. By all means, go to Nero's (the tortollini is excellent) don't take advice on the neighborhood from some idiot who doesn't live here.

over a year ago

Editorial Review by Christy Buena – Jacksonville University's student population flocks the Italian restaurant for daily specials and all you can eat spaghetti.

over a year ago

Get the pasta – Nero's Pizza is located in a somewhat bad part of town, murders have been known to occur just around the block which makes this place not too safe at night and can attract some unsettling characters. Never the less, the food is superb and the service is terrific. The staff makes an attempt to know your name and is very responsive. Great place for lunch.


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